Famous Last Words
Musical Style: Soul blues, Soul jazz, Soul, Soul/R&B/Funk, Pop soul, Jazz, Jazz-funk, Jazz Funk, Rhythm and blues
Musical Influences: Motown, Stax, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, Earth Wind & Fire, J Dilla, Willie Colón, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Fela Kuti, Donny Hathaway, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Booker T & the MG's
Musical Inspiration: 'Famous Last Words' is the title track to the album and was written by Jason Cressey. Initially written on a bus while on tour with Odesza, the tune was brought to the band a couple weeks before we entered the studio as we needed a couple more tracks to complete the album. The band picked up on the groove immediately and as we started dialing in feel and form, the melody slowly started to emerge, forming the bones of the track. After the initial rehearsal, Jason went home and while working out the horn arrangement stumbled upon what is now the neo soul style ending of the tune. 'Famous Last Words' is one of the more elaborate and developed tracks on the record featuring Gordon Brown on a tenor sax solo and Delvon Lamarr on the wulitzer. There's a piece in this tune for everyone! Catchy horn melodies, deep pocket grooves, break beats, crispy James Brown-esque horn stabs all with a healthy dose of dynamics!
Artist Statement: The title track to the record, 'Famous Last Words' features the every member in the band in one way or another. Inspired by Earth, Wind & Fire meets the JB's vibes, the tune starts off with a crispy lick that launches the band into a dance floor banger that's sure to get you're body and soul moving and grooving. Featured solos by Gordon Brown on tenor sax and Delvon Lamarr on wurlitzer. Attention samplers - check out the rhythm section breakdown after the sax solo!
Track Description: “Famous Last Words” is the title track off of True Loves’ 2017 debut LP. The song comes out of the gate with a crispy lick, catapulting the band into Earth, Wind & Fire meets The J.B.’s territory. Trombonist Jason Cressy wrote the tune while on tour with Odesza. As one of the more elaborate and developed tracks on the record, the standout tune features something for everyone with catchy horn melodies, deep pocket grooves, breakbeats, tight James Brown-esque horn stabs, a wide range of dynamics, and a slamming tenor saxophone solo by Gordon Brown. Following up the group’s 2021 sophomore LP ‘Sunday Afternoon,’ the digital single release celebrates ‘Famous Last Words’ being remastered and getting its second vinyl pressing via Color Red.